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    Question Question to how FIBA works?

    I notice a lot of NBA players who are from other countries are going back to play in FIBA during the NBA off-season and I think that's pretty cool actually. I love Andris Biedrins and just saw him have a BEASTLY game of 30 points and 22 rebounds.

    My question is: How does this work? With players contracted in the NBA ho are they able to go overseas and play for other teams? Just curious as to how this works that's all.

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    do you mean the FIBA EuroBasket prelims?

    its like some of the American players playing for Team USA in the FIBA Americas

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    So there's no committments then? When does FIBA end anyhow?

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    My question about FIBA is that why are they adopting so much of the NBA's rules; I think it's a lot better if they stay the way they are and have their own separate identity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.J.Basketball View Post
    So there's no committments then? When does FIBA end anyhow?
    there is a level of commitment. some recent draftees arent so committed to it, for example, Kostas Koufus is focusing on his NBA development. and sometimes the teams the players play for when not for the NTs, dont allow them to play. sometimes it all depends on the player or team. there are factors such as injury prone players, tiredness, and other stuff.

    the prelims are just for the month of September... the 1st place team in each group automatically advances to the EuroBasket in 2011. some of the teams will play in Poland next summer for a spot.

    Quote Originally Posted by GunFactor007 View Post
    My question about FIBA is that why are they adopting so much of the NBA's rules; I think it's a lot better if they stay the way they are and have their own separate identity.
    here is an excerpt from an article I posted a couple of months ago on the forum (because I dont know how to say it in my own words)

    Indeed, upon recommendation of the FIBA Technical Commission (a group of experts that deal with the game rules), the FIBA Central Board has approved today several amendments to the Official Basketball Rules.

    The recommendations by the FIBA Technical Commission and the decisions taken by the Central Board were strived by the attempt to further unify all existing game rules and to have, in the future, only one set of rules for the game of basketball worldwide.
    http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/new...4352/arti.html

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    Ahh ty for the info man. Answers some questions I had.

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    most of it is just my opinion, I could be wrong about some things

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    Quote Originally Posted by ********** View Post
    Not sure where to ask this but where do you find rosters for this. I'm interested in seeing how many former college players I know in the leagues
    in the regular leagues or in the European title leagues like the Euroleague or Eurocup?

    there are other Euro competition leagues, but I dont remember what theyre called

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    you could search for names on eurobasket.com

    but have to pay to see their profiles

    but here are the current rosters + transactions of teams in the Euroleague:
    http://www.euroleague.net/euroleague.../2008-signings

    players in the EuroCup:
    http://www.euroleague.net/ulebcup/home/on-court/players

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    and in case youre wondering, JP Batista (Gonzaga) is in France

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    Quote Originally Posted by ********** View Post
    Don't recognize that name.
    me neither but someone was asking if Esteban Batista was a Gonzaga graduate

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